Work-load fluctuation is often the most frustrating aspect of running a law firm. It makes it impossible to project profits, and should you experience a large influx of work, it can be stressful. On one hand you want to be able to accept all clients that come your way, on the other, you can’t take on more than the work week allows.
In business, first impressions are everything, which is why companies of all sizes have gravitated to coworking spaces that offer the latest designs and amenities at a price even the smallest of businesses can afford. But not all shared office environments are alike, and in many centers, this is apparent from the moment prospective tenants walk in the door.
Law firms have long been known for their sprawling offices, in which even the most junior associates enjoy their own private workspace. And while that’s beginning to change as larger firms adopt standard-size offices and move support staff to clustered workstations, some legal professionals actually are abandoning traditional office space altogether in favor of shared offices that allow them to reduce their real estate expenses and work more collaboratively with their peers.